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#306982 - 12/14/06 07:09 PM Re: Kung Fu Existing [Re: Ayub]
Hagakure Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
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Loc: Detroit
I didn't know it was that deep thank you all for clarifying this up for me.
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#306983 - 12/15/06 06:19 AM Re: Kung Fu Existing [Re: Ayub]
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Quote:

it was that with the various styles of kung fu which are all called different things, so there is no such style called Kung fu in existence.




That is also not 100% true. Sometimes a formal name of a style can also be correctly known as say, Shao Lin Kung Fu as a generic reference to martial arts having an origin from Shao Lin Temple or Hoong Gar Kung Fu; but there certainly is no such Chinese martial arts system called "Kung Fu"

Here is another misnomer. Shao Lin Temple does not exist. Really?

The correct name is Shao Lin Monastery. In mandarin that venerated place in China is called 'Shao Lin Shi' (monastery) A temple is called "miao"
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#306984 - 12/15/06 09:34 AM Re: Kung Fu Existing [Re: Hagakure]
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Wow some interesting points put forward. Great work guys lol.
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#306985 - 12/15/06 09:48 AM Re: Kung Fu Existing [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Quote:

The correct name is Shao Lin Monastery. In mandarin that venerated place in China is called 'Shao Lin Shi' (monastery) A temple is called "miao"




Sorry to disagree, but I belive you mean Shao Lin Si. Si is from Simiao or siyuan and it does mean temple.
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#306986 - 12/17/06 07:27 PM Re: Kung Fu Existing [Re: Ayub]
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well i from my own experience not many chinese refer to the different Chinese arts as kung fu. They would ask like "you do Hung Ga Kuen?" and not Hung Ga Gung Fu. They would ask you if you practice Gung Fu since the most common association with that word is with the martial arts. But what was previously said is correct, there is no Kung Fu system and anything involving a skill can be called Kung fu, whether it be in killing someone or in washing dishes.
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